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The Rise of Modern Europe

Seize the opportunity to stay in two of the most exciting cities of Europe: Utrecht and Berlin, and travel back in time! The two parts of this programme will provide you with an exciting Dutch and German outlook on the history of Europe and help you understand the different factors that came to shape modern Europe. You will immerse yourself in Europe’s history and culture from the Middle Ages to the end of the twentieth century and visit many of its actual physical remains.

Founding Europe: From Antiquity to the 19th Century

Come and study in two of the most exciting cities of Europe: Rome and Utrecht! You will dive into the exhilarating history of Europe, from the rise of civilization in Antiquity to the modern era of the 19th century. Together, these courses will provide you with a thorough knowledge of the history of these cities and nations, as well as an exciting overview of the history and workings of Europe. In case we are not able to offer this course face-to-face, we might offer online culture courses. Check the website for more information. 

The Making of Europe

Dive into the thrilling history of Europe and its role on the world stage, studying in three of the most exciting cities of Europe: Rome, Utrecht and Berlin! The combination of three courses, designed by three excellent European universities, will provide an exciting overview of the history and workings of Europe. Immerse yourself in Europe’s history and culture and visit many of the tangible remains during excursions, city walks and in museums. In case we cannot offer this course face-to-face, we might offer Culture courses online. Check the website for more information. 

European Encounters: The Baltics in the European Union

The Baltic States share an intricate history of repression and liberation and are now thriving culturally and economically. Learn about the history and identity of these countries and their connection to the European Union over the course of six inspiring and educational weeks. From lectures to company visits, from museums to the European parliament, you will have a diverse and unforgettable experience in these three distinct yet interconnected countries.

European Encounters: Diversity and Integration from West to East

This track is a joint programme on European integration by the Utrecht University’s Summer School and the International Summer University of the University of Tartu. The aim of the course is to introduce the diversity and unity of European Identities, the European Union, (shared) foreign policy and new challenges. The course will dive into the different and diverse identities that can be found in Europe, and provide insight into Estonia, going from the past to the future.

Doing Business in Europe (extended)

This track offers three different yet complementing approaches to the world of business from a European perspective. First, you will be introduced to the European Union and its historical, social and economic developments. Next, we will widen our view and look at the European Union as a business network. A visit to Milan, fashion capital of Europe, is included. Lastly, you will obtain hands-on practice in running a company; using your knowledge of the past weeks. In the end, you will have gained multiple new insights into the practice of doing business in Europe!

History of Art: Highlights in Germany and the Netherlands

This four-week course takes place two weeks each in Utrecht and Berlin. By combining studies in Utrecht and Berlin, you will be able to get a glimpse of several centuries of art history in Northern Europe, compare differences and similarities between the two sites, and visit a wealth of museums and galleries. You will have the chance to explore the art scenes of these two vibrant cities both in the past and the present.

History of Art: Relations between Italy and the Netherlands

The Utrecht Summer School offers an opportunity to travel back in time and experience the art from both traditions first hand, staying in two cities that played a pivotal part in their country's art: Florence and Utrecht. This highly interactive course for the most part takes place in front of the original artworks, enabling you to experience, discuss and learn about the artwork first-hand.

History of Art: A Thousand Years of European Highlights

Stay in three of Europe's most wonderful cities, cover around 2000 years of Western art, visit all the relevant museums and sites and yet feel like you’ve done no more than just skim the surface. The European Highlights combines a broad approach with profound analysis over the period of six weeks in Florence, Utrecht and Berlin. Seize this opportunity to travel back through time and through some of Europe's most incredible museums in only one summer!

The Making of Europe: The Long 20th Century

Where better than the thrilling city of Berlin to study the making of Europe in the 20th century? The course will identify the democratic values that have shaped the rebirth of Europe and discuss current challenges which Europe is facing. You will join several excursions to key sites in Berlin during this course.  In case we are not able to offer this course face-to-face, there might be online History and Culture courses you can join. Check our website for all updated course information. 

The Making of Europe: Rise of Civilization

We will bring you to the heart of Rome, where you will learn about the political, social and religious history behind the Roman Empire, the Middle Ages and the birth of the Renaissance and Baroque. You will study the astonishing Italian accomplishments from the ancient to the early modern era. You will also visit a variety of beautiful ancient sites in the city, such as the Pantheon, Colosseum and many more! In case this course cannot be offered face-to-face, we might offer History courses online (although possibly in a different subject). Check our website for updated information.

Estonia: Economic Innovation and Baltic Regional Security

Gain insight into what happens when a small country has big neighbouring countries. In the first module you will grasp the scale and interconnectedness of the various challenges that Estonia has faced and might face in the future. Lectures focus on business and innovation, finance and its digital transformation. The second module concentrates on the international position and foreign policies of the countries of the Baltic Sea Region in connection to the NATO and the EU.

Latvia: The Baltic States and its Neighbouring Powers

In this course you will discover what happens when a small country has big neighbouring countries. How far do their influences stretch? Besides impacting the history and culture of a country, what other effects occur? You will explore topics such as business ethics and corruption, humour as a communication tool, manipulation of social groups, emotions and their impact on large groups, influence of music, the history and cultural heritage of the Russian Old Believers, the Soviet ethnic policy and its consequences for Latvia.

Art in Germany from the Middle Ages to the 20th Century

Throughout the course in Berlin, we will focus on the circumstances that shaped the production and reception of German art during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. During this long period, the formation of a German nation state and the problematic notion of a German national identity became connected to the question of a German style and artistic ‘expression’. You will learn all about this, while staying in the amazing city of Berlin.